§ MR. H. S. NORTHCOTE (for Mr. CHAPLIN)
asked Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland, If his attention has been called to the report of a speech in the "Northern Whig" of Saturday, May 6th, attributed to the Reverend Mr. O'Boyle, P.P. of Saintfield, county Down, at a meeting in St. Mary Hall, Belfast, in which, among other things, he is reported to have said—As for Dublin Castle, they might burn it any time. It was a nest of vipers. It would be well for Ireland if it were burned to-morrow;457 and, whether the Government intend to take any steps in the matter?
§ THE SOLICITOR GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. PORTER)
I have referred to the newspaper mentioned in the Question; and I have reason to believe that the report which it contains of this very reprehensible speech is substantially correct. I have no doubt my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General for Ireland will make it his business, as soon as the pressure of more urgent affairs will permit, to consider the matter.